Investing legend known for his annual predictions says the world could be in for a big surprise — in a good way

Investing legend known for his annual predictions says the world could be in for a big surprise — in a good way
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Blackstone’s Byron Wien has been offering up his list of potential surprises for decades now. As with even the most prescient of Wall Street pundits, he’s got plenty of misfires to go along with his hits, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer once said, “you can make a fortune” from Wien’s work. So let’s hear what he has to say about the current state of the market. See full story.

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Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota in August linked to more than 250,000 coronavirus cases, study finds

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